The Second America
Poverty
 
 
 
<ul><li>This other America has a daily ugliness about it that constantly transforms the ebulliency of hope into the fatigu...
EVEN IN HAITI  THESE CONDITIONS EXIST
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>The American Negro finds himself living in a triple ghetto. A ghetto of race, a ghetto of poverty, a ghetto of hum...
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The Second America

  1. 1. The Second America
  2. 2. Poverty
  3. 6. <ul><li>This other America has a daily ugliness about it that constantly transforms the ebulliency of hope into the fatigue of despair. In this America millions of work-starved men walk the streets daily in search for jobs that do not exist. In this America millions of people find themselves living in rat-infested, vermin-filled slums. In this America people are poor by the millions. They find themselves perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. </li></ul>
  4. 7. EVEN IN HAITI THESE CONDITIONS EXIST
  5. 13. <ul><li>The American Negro finds himself living in a triple ghetto. A ghetto of race, a ghetto of poverty, a ghetto of human misery. </li></ul><ul><li>So what we are seeking to do in the Civil Rights Movement is to deal with this problem. To deal with this problem of the two Americas. We are seeking to make America one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. </li></ul><ul><li>Little children in this other America are forced to grow up with clouds of inferiority forming every day in their little mental skies. And as we look at this other America, we see it as an arena of blasted hopes and shattered dreams. </li></ul>

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